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How the Meetings Industry Responds to Adversity
Global reverberations from the coronavirus’s impact have been felt across all business sectors, and the meetings industry is no exception. Today's meeting planners are forced to operate against a backdrop of uncertainty. 
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Protecting Your Mobile Security at Conferences
Multitasking doesn’t cease while attending conferences. We rely on our mobile devices to exchange emails with colleagues between sessions, complete assignments while awaiting presentations, and tackle online personal tasks while in line for coffee. While a convenience, the use of a venue’s free Wi-Fi leaves your personal data vulnerable to hacker exploitation.
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This is a trick question. Actually, both face-to-face (F2F) and the range of virtual meetings have their strengths and weaknesses depending on the length and goals of the event. This article will cover them.
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5 Meeting Industry-Related Sites:
  1. Lifesize Announces Free, Unlimited Videoconferencing During Coronavirus Crisis
  2. The 10 most innovative virtual and augmented reality companies of 2020
  3. Microsoft is retiring Skype for Business Online. Now what?
  4. How to Transform Your Live Conference or Trade Show into a Virtual Event During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
  5. 5 Essential Coronavirus Work From Home Tech Tips

5 Business/Utility/Reference Sites:

  1. Checklist: 8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Event Production Company
  2. Kapwig - Where content creation happens
  3. Clockwise optimizes your calendar to free up blocks of uninterrupted time.
  4. Run your business and get work done from one app
  5. Lightweight, Spontaneous Voice and Video Collaboration for Remote Teams
5 Sites Just for Fun:
  1. Here’s how social media can combat the coronavirus ‘infodemic’
  2. Facial recognition is in London. So how should we regulate it?
  3. How to boost your home’s Wi-Fi
  4. Is Your Company Using Artificial Intelligence To Transform An Industry? Nominations For The Forbes 2020 AI 50 List Are Now Open
  5. An Expert Answers the 50 Most Googled Coronavirus Questions

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Cvent is a leading event technology provider with more than 4,300 employees and 27,000 customers worldwide. The comprehensive Cvent event marketing and management platform offers software solutions to event professionals and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, and attendee engagement, helping to automate and simplify the entire event management process and maximize the impact of events. 

At CadmiumCD we focus on the technology needs of event planners. We specialize in technology tools and services to collect, manage and distribute educational materials at conferences and events.  Our services include: Call for Papers, Speaker Data Management, Conference Proceedings, Audio Recordings, Electronic Meeting Posters, Online Itinerary Planners, Conference Apps and Online Evaluations.

Evenium provides technology covering the entire event management value chain, from registration and check-in to interactivity before, during, and after your meeting. Evenium empowers professionals with the tools needed to design interactive events where attendees are captivated by engaging presentations thanks to the event app ConnexMe. Evenium solutions are used by more than 15,000 event professionals across the globe.

Electro-Media Design, Ltd. is THE independent AudioVisual and Acoustical consultant of choice for the world’s best hotels and conference centers. Offering services ranging from feasibility surveys and master planning to venue technology design, project management, and commissioning for new construction, renovations, and additions. EMD does NOT sell or install AV systems, serving as our clients’ advocates. Founded in 1990, EMD has completed over 1,000 hospitality technology projects worldwide.

AVaStar, Ltd. is the first and only AV Services management platform built specifically for use by internal venue staff to manage the day-to-day needs of presentation technology services. By combining a web-based, subscription SaaS with on-line, on-demand AV training and an over-arching level of management consulting AVaStar is the above-property support resource that venues have been looking for.

TrackMany™ captures an undiscovered data stream at your events and serves up anonymous performance metrics like traffic patterns, visitor count, engagement, dwell time, age, gender and sentiment. Easy to setup and use, TrackMany™ generates understandable, real-time reports that you can act on to optimize and validate your strategies.

Ungerboeck Software has 30+ years of experience providing event management software to the world's top exhibitions, conferences and associations. Ungerboeck offers an industry-leading solution that contains a CRM system designed for booth sales, a comprehensive event registration system, modern CAD floor-planning tools, and integrated accounting. Visit for more information.

Attendee Management Inc. breaks down the barriers to online registration, housing, travel and e-marketing. No license fees, no software to manage, just dedicated, experienced service. Pay only for what you need, and provide the solutions your attendees and clients expect. Contact, or call 512-847-5174.

Certain Software is the leading enterprise Event Automation solution that helps data-driven marketers and event professionals integrate rich buying signals and attendee insights into omni-channel marketing campaigns to improve sales and marketing results and deliver event ROI. Certain partners with hundreds of companies across tens of thousands of events with millions of attendees.

eventcore - An exceptional user experience is the core of your successful event. Lose the workarounds, branding disappointments and errors that plague so many events, with a fully branded event registration built to your exact specs. Engage a team with true event expertise and the technical chops to solve your biggest registration challenges.

EventsAir by Centium Software is for event organizers needing a turnkey solution to efficiently manage events. Easy to use and mobile optimized, it features unique capabilities, including real-time data, mobile apps and multiple productivity tools in a secure cloud environment. It's an end-to-end solution developed by and for event professionals.


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